September 23, 2014
The feast day for St. Hildegard of Bingen was September 17. Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. wrote a lovely liturgy and homily in her honor.
“Her writings combined science, art and religion. She was a preacher, traveling to France, Germany and Switzerland to proclaim the Gospel. She was a social critic and reformer of the church, writing popes and emperors to correct and guide them. Her exhortations were full of her concerns that the downtrodden be freed from crushing poverty and that every human being, made in the image of God, had the opportunity to develop and use the talents that God has given her to realize her God-given potential.”
posted by Marg Herder